Chintan Shah

  • Cheltenham Gloucestershire, UK

Digital Communications Engineer at Schlumberger

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Digital Communications Engineer

Schlumberger Oilfield Plc
  • Research & development of digital communications algorithms, carry out simulations (BER performance) using Matlab.
  • Software development of DSP algorithms for Mud Pulse Telemetry using C++/C# and TDD.
  • Project concept studies, proof of concept and roadmap planning.
  • Application of data analytics for condition based maintenance.
  • Fault detection using state of the art signal processing algorithms and vibration analysis.
Jan 2011 - Sep 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Design and develop novel receiver algorithms for MIMO systems for underwater acoustic communications (Doppler correction, symbol synchronization, MIMO-DFE)
  • Analyze and process signals recorded from sea trials, carry out simulations using Matlab.
  • Test various receiver structures and validate results.

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Sep 2010

PhD (Wireless Communication and Signal Processing)

Newcastle University, UK

Thesis: Turbo Based Receiver Design for Underwater Communication

Sep 2006 - Aug 2007

MSc (Communications and Signal Processing)

Newcastle University, UK

Result: First class with distinction (85%), secured 1st rank

Thesis: Receiver Architectures for MIMO Systems using BICM-ID.

Skills

Skills

Wireless Communications

Algorithm design for physical layer: modulation/demodulation, channel codes (Turbo, LDPC), channel estimation and equalisation (DFE), iterative decoding, LTE, HSPA+, OFDM, MIMO.

Digital Signal Processing

Digital filtering, adaptive filtering, spectrum analysis, statistical signal processing.

Programming

Matlab/Simulink, C++, C#.

Machine Learning

Supervised, unsupervised, nueral networks.

Project Management

Requirement management, continuous integration in a multidisciplinary environment.

Publications

  • C. P. Shah, C. C. Tsimenidis, B. S. Sharif and J. A. Neasham, “Low Complexity Iterative Receiver Design for Shallow Water Acoustic Channels,” Eurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2010, Article ID 590458, 13 pages, 2010.
  • C. P. Shah, C. C. Tsimenidis, B. S. Sharif and J. A. Neasham, “Low Complexity Iterative Receiver Structures for Time Varying Frequency Selective Shallow Underwater Acoustic Channels using BICM-ID: Design and Experimental Results,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 36, No. 3, 406-421, July 2011.
  • C. P. Shah, C. C. Tsimenidis, B. S. Sharif and J. A. Neasham, “Iterative Equalization for Underwater Acoustic Channels using Bit Interleaved Coded Modulation and Decision Feedback Equalization,'' in Proc. IEEE Oceans, Bremen, Germany, 11-14 May 2009.
  • C. P. Shah, C. C. Tsimenidis, B. S. Sharif and J. A. Neasham, “Adaptive Iterative Receiver Design for Shallow Water Acoustic Communications,'' in Proc. ECUA, Istanbul, Turkey, 05-09 July 2010.
  • C. P. Shah, C. C. Tsimenidis, B. S. Sharif and J. A. Neasham, “EXIT Chart Analysis of BICM-ID Based Receiver for Shallow Underwater Acoustic Communications,'' in Proc. IEEE ISWCS, York, UK, 19-22 September 2010.

Achivements

  • Winner of prestigious Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS).
  • Winner of School International Research Scholarship (SIRS).
  • Winner of Newcastle University International Postgraduate Scholarship (NUIPS).
  • Reviewers for several IEEE journals and conferences.

Hobbies

Reading novels, music, writing, travelling, playing cricket, football, watching F1, stock market.